INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ..................... 58 6 .................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery............................................................................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card.......................... 38 3 Menu Operations ................................. 48 7 Disabling Flash................................................................................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .................................................................................................................................................................................. 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................................................................................................................................................................. 55 x Image Playback............... 4 Chapters .............................................................................................................................. 46 1 Full Auto Techniques............... 29 Selecting the Interface Language............................................ 27 Setting the Date and Time............................................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting............. 5 Contents at a Glance.................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List............................................................................ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ........ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes...................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ................................................................................................................................. 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ............................................ 26 Turning on the Power ....................................... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.......................... 35 Basic Operation .................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ...... 12 Quick Start Guide .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits............................. 10 Handling Precautions ...................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ........................ 54 C Creative Auto Shooting .............................................................................................................................................

.............................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ............................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing......................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .............................................................................96 A AE Lock .........106 7 .......99 2 White Balance Correction......72 A Selecting a Picture Style ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ..............89 A Customizing a Picture Style ...................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE.....................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ..................94 Setting the Color Space ..........................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .....................................................................................................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality........85 q Changing the Metering Mode................91 A Registering a Picture Style...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ....................................................................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...............................................................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE.............................................................82 a: Manual Exposure..........................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ..........................80 Depth of Field Preview ..............................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ..............................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .........................................69 i Continuous Shooting .................................................................97 A FE Lock........................................................................................................................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.........................................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ...............

................................................. 156 u/y Magnified View .................................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ............................................................ 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color................................................. 139 File Numbering Methods ......... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies. 142 B Checking Camera Settings...................................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data .......................... 160 k Playing Movies ....................................................................................................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ................................................. 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .............................................................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .. 146 Setting the Flash ................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly....................................................................................................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................... 113 Focusing Manually. 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 159 k Enjoying Movies .............. 158 b Rotating the Image .................................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ................................... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically .................................... 111 Using AF to Focus .......................................................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ....................................... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ................................................................................. 164 8 .................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ........................................................................................................ 138 Card Reminder ...................................................................................................................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ....................................................................................................

..................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ..............................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ..................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .....................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ....................................................................................218 Error Codes..............................................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ..................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ........171 B Shooting Information Display ........................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .....................................................................................176 wPrinting..................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).................................................204 External Speedlites ......185 Direct Printing with DPOF .................225 Index .........237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes........................................................................................................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings ................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ....216 Troubleshooting Guide.......................192 Registering My Menu ......................................................................................................................................................................212 System Map ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.......165 Viewing the Images on TV ..........................................................................178 Trimming the Image ...........................................................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images ........................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ...............................................................................

87 (Exposure compensation) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p. 62.108 (A Live View shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.71 (j Self-timer) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.46.45 .75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .84 (Bulb exposure) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.50. 53.

171 (L Delete) p. 83.156 (H Index display) p.53.58 (x Playback) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.170 (K Image protect) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.72 (76.72 (73. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 1) p.167 (Video OUT) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.

test all its functions before using it. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. This is to avoid damaging the camera. dry. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. If there is condensation. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. viewfinder. If condensation forms on the camera. 12 . High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. remove the lens. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. do not use the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. and focusing screen. Even while the camera is in storage. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. well-ventilated location. To prevent condensation. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. card and battery from the camera. For stubborn dirt. reflex mirror.

or wet the card. physical shock. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. etc. note the following: Do not drop. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Store the card in a case. Although this is not a malfunction. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. dusty. They do not affect the images recorded. In low or high temperatures. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period.. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. are not a malfunction. bend. Live View shooting. or magnet. 13 . Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. However. It will return to normal at room temperature. or humid locations.99% effective pixels. or vibration.01% or less pixels.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Do not subject it to excessive force. Do not store the card in hot. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. speakers. the camera may become hot. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.

Set the power switch to <1>. see page 29. (p. (p. Attach the lens. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. . Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. insert it into the slot. (p.26) To charge the battery. see page 24.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.

If necessary. and the camera will focus the subject.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.171). To display the image again.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. To delete an image. see “Erasing Images” (p.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). see page 107. 2 sec.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway. press the <x> button (p. (p. Review the picture. (p. the built-in flash will popup automatically. (p. 15 .37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. on the LCD monitor.58). (p. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Focus the subject.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.35) Contacts (p.231) Zoom position index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Zoom ring (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) Contacts (p.13) Lens mount index (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) 21 .34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom position index (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.69.69.34) Hood mount (p.35) Lens mount index (p.

24).Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 . Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).

Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.205). Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .

It takes approx. attach the battery securely. 24 . LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. When the battery is fully recharged. To detach the battery.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). recharging in low temperatures (6°C .Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. 2 Attach the battery. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. follow the above procedure in reverse. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. For safety reasons. As shown in the illustration. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange.10°C / 43°F . the full-charge lamp will turn green. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.

If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. a small amount of power current is released. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Doing so can damage the battery charger. When not using the camera. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. After recharging the battery. remove the battery. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. 25 . Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. If necessary. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. Even during storage. Purchase a new battery. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.

Insert the battery until it locks in place. be careful not to swing it back further. After opening the battery compartment cover. To prevent short circuiting. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.until it snaps shut.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Otherwise. the hinge might break. 3 Close the cover. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. 26 . Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 2 Insert the battery.

. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image.37). <1> : The camera turns on. the LCD monitor will display <f>.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. the <f> icon might not be displayed. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. Even during the sensor cleaning.139).. see page 29 to set the date/time. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. To turn on the camera again. [Recording . During the sensor cleaning. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. 27 . This is normal and not a problem. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. just press the shutter button halfway (p. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. Set to this position when not using the camera.

• Using the lens Image Stabilizer. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. For battery life with Live View shooting. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. see page 109. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 270 shots with 50% flash use. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. 550 shots Approx. 470 shots Approx. the number of possible shots may be lower. 470 shots without flash use and approx. but adequate power remains. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. no Live View shooting. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. Depending on the lens used. 28 . x : Battery level is slightly down.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. • Using the LCD monitor often. n : Battery must be recharged.

1 Display the menu. The date/time will be set. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. then press <0>. the Date/Time setting screen will appear.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. 29 . set the date/time again. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press then press <0>. the 3 SetPress date and time. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. the date/time might be reset. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to set the number.to select the the <U> key date or time number. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. then press <0>. the [6] tab. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. (Returns to b. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Under 2 Time]. If this happens.) setting.

The interface language will change. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. tab. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. the 3 SetPress desired language. then press <0>. the the <V> key to select language. 30 .

Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. etc. the card. image-recording quality. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. When you set the power switch to <1>. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.138). Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. 31 . Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. 3 Close the cover. ISO speed.

never do any of the following. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. then close the cover. Gently in the The card will stick out. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. then let go. If the card already contains recorded images. If the error persists. • Shaking or banging the camera around. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. • Removing the battery. the 2 Remove pushcard. The card may then return to normal. • Opening the card slot cover. It may also damage the card or camera. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. Set the power switch to <2>. being erased. Check that “Recording. remove and reinstall the card. 32 . Doing so may damage the image data.. card. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. use a different card.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover.42). or data is being transferred. While the access lamp is lit or blinking.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Make sure the access lamp is off. then open the cover. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. Pull the card straight out.140)..

do it in a place with minimal dust. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. lens. 33 . Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). 4 Remove the front lens cap. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus).Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. When storing the camera without a lens attached. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. autofocus will not operate. Red index lens.

3 x 14. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.9 mm / 0.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Turn the lens until it stops. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.59 in. Image sensor size (22. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.94 in.42 x 0. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.88 x 0.) 34 . If you want to zoom. do it before focusing. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Doing so may cause loss of vision.6x. do not touch the rotating part.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. then detach it. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.

3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS lens as an example.5-5. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. 35 .5-5. However.5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. picture. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. The Image Stabilizer will operate. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.

sold separately) is recommended. see page 107. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 3. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 2. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 6. To maintain a stable stance. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. 5. 36 . hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 4. place one foot in front of the other. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.

Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. and image recording. It can cause blurred pictures. image playback. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. Even during the menu display. To prevent camera shake. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. then slowly press the shutter button completely. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. 37 . note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. You can press the shutter button halfway.

72). press the <Q> button. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). This is called the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. the the <S> key to select function to be set. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). the 2 SetPress desired setting. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. you can select certain drive modes (p. 38 . 1 Display the Quick Control screen. When the shooting settings are displayed.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.

You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. <0> 39 .72) Picture Style (p.75) White balance (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.103) Drive mode (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.70) Metering mode (p. select the function and press <0>.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.80) Shutter speed (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.99) ISO speed (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.86) AF mode (p.

and <0> button on the camera back. date/time. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . While looking at the LCD monitor.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <S> cross keys. etc. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. use the <M> button. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different.

Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 5 SetPress desired set it. 41 . the setting. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 4 Select the setting.) The current setting is indicated in blue. then press <0>. <0> to setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. item. tab.

For low-level formatting. the menu will reappear. select [Format]. Even protected images will be erased. then select [OK]. transfer the images to a computer. all images and data in the card will be erased. then The card will be formatted. etc. Select [OK]. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. When the card is formatted. If necessary. 1 Select [Format]. before formatting the card. format the card with the camera.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. press <0>. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. 2 Format the card. When the formatting is completed. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. 42 ..

the software in the card must be installed in your computer. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. 43 . Even in this case. only the file management information is changed. When the card is formatted or data is erased. The card is full with images or data. The actual data is not completely erased. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. When discarding the card. Then format the card with the camera. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. A card-related error is displayed (p. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card.224).3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new.

you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor.17. menu screen. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Appears when you press the <x> button. the display-off sensor (p. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. etc. image. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. the LCD monitor might turn off. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. In such a case. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. If a fluorescent light is nearby. 44 . If this happens.

103). Also. With the Basic Zone modes. Ba si cZ one 45 . It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.210). to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.

halfway. All the AF points will be used to focus. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. and generally the closest object will be focused. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. on the LCD monitor. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. Focus confirmation light picture. If necessary. you can push it back down with your fingers. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. At the same time. 3 Focus the subject. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. If the built-in flash has popped up. 46 . the built-in flash will popup automatically.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Some lenses have indications such as <40.8ft>. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Under low light. move away from the subject. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. the built-in flash will fire. To make small things appear much larger. With a zoom lens.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. If you are too close to the subject. Move to the subject as close as possible. 52 . stand out better.25m/0. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. use a macro lens (sold separately). use the telephoto end.. A simple background makes the flower. etc. If you have a zoom lens.

the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. 53 . Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar.) and autofocusing will take effect. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. 3. continuous shooting (max.7 shots per sec. During autofocusing. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Hold the camera steady and shoot. If focus cannot be achieved. use the <5> (Sports) mode. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. press the shutter button completely. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. approx. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. When you want to take the picture.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. Use the center AF point to focus. If you hold down the shutter button.

use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. When using a zoom lens. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Under low light. Also. 54 . use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. If the self-timer is also used.4 feet from the camera. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.

The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. picture. However. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. to select You can <S> key the function (7). depth of field. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. etc. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. color tone (Picture Style).139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. the 3 SetPress desired setting. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. see page 56-57. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. For details about each function. 55 . the image-recording quality. * CA stands for Creative Auto. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained.

the background will look more in focus. the background might not look so blurred. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. the picture will look darker. If you move it toward the right. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. 56 . see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. If you set <b> (Flash off). If you move it toward the right. the picture will look brighter. When flash is used. it will not be applied. <D> (Flash on).C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the background will look more blurred. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. If you want to blur the background. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions.

(5) Single. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3.7 frames per second (fps). or black-and-white photos. continuous. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. the set number of shots is taken continuously. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. you can set it for portraits. landscapes. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. By pressing <0>. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. * By pressing <0>..204).75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. 57 . you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.71. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. (p.

see page 155. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. press the <Y> key.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. 58 . With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. the display format will change. 1 Playback the image. the last captured image will be displayed. image. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. When you press the <x> button. For more details on the playback procedure. press the <Z> key. Each time you press the <B> button. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image.

Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. 3 59 . most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. * <d> stands for Program. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. you can set various functions and be more creative. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. to prevent spoiled shots.

The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 4 Take the picture. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. 2 Focus the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway. This is called Program AE. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 60 . and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely.

In the <d> mode. decrease the ISO speed. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). the built-in flash will not fire automatically. as shown in the figure. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. After you take the picture. either increase the ISO speed (p.64). 61 .d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash.62) or use flash (p. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. In bright light (4000 22). you can change the ISO speed (p. So under low light. In very low light or very bright light. and other functions (p.62) or use the built-in flash (p. the program shift will be canceled.64). Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. The program can be shifted. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots.210). many functions such the AF mode. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. The functions you can set are limited. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. drive mode. You can freely set the AF mode. drive mode. built-in flash. Program shift is not possible with flash.5). In low light (30" 3. With <d>.

the ISO speed is set automatically (p. 1 Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed.Fn)] menu.1600 1600 . Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. 62 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .63). When you shoot at high ISO speeds. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. dots of light.6400 (p. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. With “AUTO” selected. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. the ISO speed. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .194). (9) [ISO speed] will appear.63). In the Basic Zone modes.Fn)] menu. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.400 400 .) may appear. etc.64).6400. the farther the flash range will be (p.192). noise (banding. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.

Under the [y] tab. As indicated below. 200. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . 1600. or 3200. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. When “AUTO” is set. However. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 .Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. the ISO speed will be set within this range. select [ISO Auto]. in the image’s shooting information. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. then press <0>.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 63 . Select the ISO speed. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. Therefore. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. 800. 400. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode.

“DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5 .1/200 sec.5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .4. In the <d> mode.15 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 .3. 1 Press the <D> button.5 / 3.3.5 / 3.21 / 3.5 / 3.5.42 / 3.49 1 . button halfway. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.13 / 3.26 / 3.6 IS lens 64 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.11 1 .5-5.7.5 . or backlit conditions in daylight. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. In Creative Zone modes.7.5 .30 / 3. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 .5 .69 1 .5 / 3.22 1 .43 1 .5 .5 .24 1 .31 1 .5 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.61 1 .19 / 3.5 / 3.2.5-5. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.97 1 .6.5 . the flash will fire for the picture. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 / 3. picture.138 [Approx.11 / 3.9.5 .34 1 .5 .5 .15 1 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 1 .17 1 . .12 1 .5 . low light. While the flash is recycling.

select [Red-eye reduc. when the room is well lit. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. Under the [1] tab. For flash photography. then press <0>. you can extend the flash range. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject.3 feet away from the subject. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. Then when you press the shutter button completely. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. increase the ISO speed. or when you go closer to the subject. then press <0>. take the picture after this display turns off.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. By increasing the ISO speed. 65 . the picture will be taken. decrease the ISO speed. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. For important shots. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. decrease the ISO speed. when you press the shutter button halfway. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom).]. Select [Enable]. In bright light. For best results. When you press the shutter button halfway. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks.

While you hold down the shutter button halfway. In the Basic Zone modes. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the camera will focus only once. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. When focus is achieved.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. You can then recompose the shot if desired. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the focus will be locked. 2 Press mode] will appear. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. 66 . Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. When you press the shutter button halfway. 4 Focus the subject. 1 On the lens. With evaluative metering (p. then press <0>. the <ZE> button. [AF 3 Select the AF mode.86).

During autofocusing. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. However.202). focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. When the AF point selection (p. If this occurs. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. 67 .68) is automatic. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. With AI Servo AF. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the beeper will sound softly. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the subject will be focused continuously. if the subject starts moving. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. Also. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. if the subject moves away from the center AF point.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.

to select the AF Press the <S> key point. automatic AF point selection will be set. <s>. When all AF points light up. Generally. Therefore. <f>. and <a> modes. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. 2 Select the AF point. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. the subject. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. 68 . 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. While looking at the viewfinder. With the <d> (Program AE). all the AF points are active. 1 Press the <S> button. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.

2 Focus the subject.0 to f/2.8. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. select and use the center AF point. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. First use the center AF point to focus. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. with a fast lens from f/1. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. 69 . Also. If it is difficult to focus. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If you focus the eyes first. the beeper sounds.

If the [7 Custom Functions (C. Since the flash will require recycling time. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. key to select <i>. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. 70 . Flash can also be used. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. Press the <U> then press <0>. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.7 shots per sec. 2 Select <i>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower.193) is set to [2: Strong]. In AI Servo AF mode. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. 3 Take the picture.

106) q: 10-sec.204) l: 2-sec. Two seconds before the picture is taken. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. After taking self-timer shots. Q: 10-sec. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.58). You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. 71 . then press <0>. then press the shutter button completely.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. self-timer The remote control can also be used. self-timerN (p. focus the subject. 2 Select the self-timer. attach the eyepiece cover (p. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. it may throw off the exposure. With <q>. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. Look through the viewfinder. To cancel the self-timer after it starts.205). you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. use focus lock (p. (p. beeper.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. press the <YiQ> button. 3 Take the picture. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer.

4 3. then press <0>. Custom Functions. then press <0>.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.5 24. 17.7 2. [Quality] will appear. 72 . the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). or 4.1 24. Select the desired quality.0. 2 Selectyour reference. select [Quality].5 megapixels (4. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. * The file size. 17.2 1. the image-recording quality.5+6. number of possible shots. 8. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. 1 Select [Quality].5 megapixels) and the image quality. ISO 100. 17.2 3.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. 4. ISO speed. card brand. image size in pixels (****x****). 8.9. and other settings.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. Under the [1] tab.4 1. and Standard Picture Style.5M) Approx.

Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. If A3 (42x29. For details.0in. 83 A4 (29. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. Or. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.8x12. 1. 11.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Other than 1. or 1+73 is recommended.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.9. If 8 is selected.7in. Even with the same number of pixels.9in.7cm/16.0x5. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.7x8. Depending on the shooting conditions. the image quality will be slightly lower.) you want to crop the image. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.3in. 73 .8x3.7cm/7.5x11. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7x21cm/ 1 83. it might be fewer than indicated. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. the 7 image has higher image quality. but more images can be saved to the card. 14.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.8x10cm/5.

The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. Using the provided software is recommended. 74 .) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. CR2 0001 . (Noise may be noticeable in the images. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot.JPG for JPEG and .CR2 for RAW).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . JPG File extension 1. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images.

and crisp. 75 . The image looks softer. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. Effective for impressive landscapes. sharp. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. and very sharp and crisp images.92). Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Picture Style. 1 Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. [Picture Style] will appear. picture. you can adjust the skin tone. By changing the [Color tone] (p. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>.

etc.. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. a Picture Style file. Other than with 1. 76 . If you want to later shoot pictures in color. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color.91).A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. When [Monochrome] is selected. For natural colors and subdued images. The image is dull and subdued. W User Def. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. and adjust it as desired (p. [Landscape]. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.

All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. aperture setting. Except for <8>. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. The second half of this chapter.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 77 .

Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Also. 78 . 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. “0"5” indicates 0.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. However. and “15"” is 15 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. picture. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the desired shutter speed. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. * <s> stands for Time value.5 sec.

To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. 79 . If this happens. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. If the exposure will be too bright.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. to 1/500 sec. If you use a telephoto lens. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. or slower. If this happens. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. If the exposure will be too dark. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 1/30 sec. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake.

the desired aperture. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If no lens is attached to the camera. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). “00” will be displayed for the aperture. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. 80 . and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. picture. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. the smaller the aperture opening will be. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field.

If the picture will be too dark. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). the “4000” (1/4000 sec. but also the lens and subject distance.) shutter speed display will blink. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. Under low light. If this happens. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. the “30"” (30 sec. On the other hand. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range.) shutter speed display will blink. If this happens. If the picture will be too bright. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). In such cases. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. the narrower the depth of field. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. And the closer the subject. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. 81 . turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed.

30 sec. (fixed)] (p. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. In low light. Using a tripod is recommended. .192). the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. 82 . and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. If you are handholding the camera.112).

With flash. You can decide which exposure level to set. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. To set the aperture.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. or to bulb. To set the shutter speed. turn the <6> dial. * <a> stands for Manual. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the exposure level mark will move. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 83 . to 1/30 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].

p.204. later.193). using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. the image might look a little grainy.204) for bulb exposures. 205) is recommended. For bulb exposures. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. etc. It can be used to photograph fireworks. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. 84 . A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.

If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. Increase the ISO speed. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. The exposure is correct. however. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. Use a tripod to steady the camera. I want to use flash. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. Decrease the ISO speed. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). Flash can be used. 3 Take the picture. 85 . but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. it means that the subject is too bright. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. A slow shutter speed has been set. it means that the subject is too dark.

86 . r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. then press <0>.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. the 2 SetPress metering mode. then press <0>. 1 Select [Metering mode]. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. Normally. Under the [2] tab. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. evaluative metering is recommended. This metering mode is for advanced users. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. select [Metering mode]. etc.select the the <U> key to metering mode.

Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. 87 . the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. comp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>)./AEB] on page 89. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. After taking the picture. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops.

2 Select [y]. Select [Flash exp. Press the [Flash exposure comp. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. comp] (p. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. press the <Q> button (p. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.149). turn the <6> dial to the right.] will be displayed at the bottom.38)./ AEB] menu (p. To make the flash exposure brighter. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. turn the <6> dial to the left. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder.89).Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). setting] option. With the shooting settings displayed. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. After taking the picture. 88 .103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. comp.<S> key to select [y*].

comp. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Press <0> to set it./AEB]. comp. Under the [2] tab. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. the AEB amount. select [Expo. 89 . You can then choose the best exposure. decreased exposure. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely./AEB]. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. then press <0>. AEB amount picture. When you press the shutter button halfway. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. and increased exposure.

Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. decreased exposure. If <i> continuous shooting (p.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. etc. and increased exposure. you can take three continuous shots. decreased exposure. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Using AEB with exposure compensation. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.57). and increased exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. With <q> set. 90 . The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. AEB will be applied. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). flash recycling is complete. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. the AEB’s effect might be minimal.103) menu is set to other than [Disable].

take test shots. parameter. then press <0>. Under the [2] tab. To customize [Monochrome].then press the Select Style. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. screen will appear. 91 . select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. <B> button. see page 93. then press <0>. then press <0>. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. To see the resulting effects.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Detail set. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 1 Select [Picture Style]. the 4 SetPress parameter.

The closer it is to G. The closer it is to G. the bolder the colors will look. the redder the skin tone will look. To make it less sharp.] in step 3. set it toward the minus end. To increase the contrast. By selecting [Default set. To make it sharper. To decrease the color saturation. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the minus end. To make the skin tone less red. To increase the color saturation. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. the more diluted the colors will look. The closer it is to F. set it toward the F end. To make the skin tone redder. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to H. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. 92 . set it toward the E end. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to E. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the blander the image will look. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to H. To decrease the contrast.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end. the more yellow the skin tone will look. the crisper the image will look.

Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The sunset will look more brilliant. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. It can make the image look more impressive. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. Skin tones and lips will look fine. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The blue sky will look slightly darker. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. The blue sky will look more natural.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The blue sky will look quite dark. 93 . and the white clouds will look crisper.

94 . Under the [2] tab. 3 Press <0>. <B> button. screen will appear.]. The Detail set. Style. press With [Picture <0>. [User Def.*]. or [User Def. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. then press <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press the Select [User Def. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. 2]. select [Picture Style]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. then press <0>. 3]. 2 Select [User Def. Style] selected. select the Picture Style here.

*]. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. 95 . *] settings will revert to the default.144). changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. then press <0>. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. For details.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *] and then shoot. *] will be displayed in blue. then press <0>. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. all the [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. the 6 SetPress parameter. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *]. To shoot with the registered Picture Style.

See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 1 Select [Color space]. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. then [sRGB] press <0>.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. In Basic Zone modes. Adobe RGB. For normal shooting. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). and Design rule for Camera File System 2. sRGB is recommended. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB].21). The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. select [Color space]. The ICC profile is not appended. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing.0 (Exif 2. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>.21). About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. With this camera. the color space. sRGB is set automatically. 96 .0 (Exif 2.

Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. then recompose and take the shot. button. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. and take picture. The exposure setting will be displayed.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. 97 . Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. Press the shutter button halfway. It is effective for backlit subjects. 1 Focus the subject. it locks the current auto exposure setting. This is called AE lock. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Each time you press the <A> button.

98 . If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. the <D> icon will blink. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. 4 Take the picture. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. <A> button. The flash is fired to take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Each time you press the <A> button. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. In the viewfinder. then press the <A> button. * FE stands for Flash Exposure.

The “Approx. You can set any white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. In Basic Zone modes. <Q> will be set automatically. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. [White appear. 1 Photograph a white object. Normally. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. then press <0>. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. white object should fill the spot metering circle. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. The plain. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. 2 Select the white balance. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used.

On the dialog screen which appears. 4 Select the custom white balance. 100 . an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. Press the <U> key to select <O>. then press <0>. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. Instead of a white object.76). it cannot be selected in step 3. data. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. 2 Select [Custom tab. then press <0>. a correct white balance might not be obtained. press the <M> button to exit the menu. Press the <WB> button. select [OK] and the data will be imported. If you do step 3.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. When the menu reappears. then press <0>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off.

The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. B is for blue. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. Under the [2] tab. and G is green. M is magenta. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. then press <0>.) Sample setting: A2. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. On the upper right. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. the correction. A is amber. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. During the white balance correction. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. G1 101 . This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter.

Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). On the right. or 1. and 3. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Magenta (M) bias. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. the card will take longer to record the shot. Amber (A) bias. and 3. Standard white balance. During WB bracketing. when you turn the <6> dial. Green (G) bias. 2. 102 . In step 2 for white balance correction. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. 2.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Blue (B) bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Standard white balance. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.

the setting. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. The default setting is [Standard]. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the correction is done when the image is captured.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. If you want a darker exposure. [Standard] is set automatically. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG images. set this to [Disable] first. For RAW images. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. noise might increase. the image might still come out bright. In Basic Zone modes. Under the [2] tab. 3 Take the picture. flash exposure compensation. then press <0>. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. then press <0>. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. 103 .

then press <0>. With JPEG images. 3 Take the picture. The default setting is [Enable]. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . For RAW images.]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. select [Peripheral illumin. correct. the four corners of the picture might look darker. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. correct. the correction is done when the image is captured. then press <0>. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). If [Correction data not available] is displayed. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. screen. Under the [1] tab. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page.]. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination.

With EOS Utility (provided software). In step 2. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. For details. Depending on shooting conditions. The higher the ISO speed. For JPEG images already captured. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. the correction amount will be lower. If the lens does not have distance information. noise might appear on the image periphery. When using a non-Canon lens. 105 . Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). even if [Correction data available] is displayed. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. if you select [Enable].3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the lower the correction amount will be. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. 25 lenses.

If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. the mirror locks up. later.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. Remote control shooting. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. press the shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button completely. mirror lockup is effective. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. it will go back down automatically. but no picture will be taken. press the transmit button. In such cases. 1 Focus the subject. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. 106 . Do not point the camera toward the sun. then the picture is taken 2 sec. there will be a shutter-release sound. The mirror will swing up. delay.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. single shooting will take effect. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken.195). the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. later. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure.

see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. For details. 107 . you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. This is called “Live View shooting. camera shake can cause blurred images. Using a tripod is recommended.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move.

picture. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. focus manual focus (p. After the image review ends. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. Press the <A> button. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. 2 Focus the subject. 108 . Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. The image’s field of view is approx. 100%. When you press the shutter button halfway.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image.113-120). with AF or Before shooting.

at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8).] to [Enable]. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. but only one shot will be taken. During Live View shooting. set [Live View shoot. When flash is used. 30 min. 1 hr. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. do not point the lens toward the sun. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. there will be two shutter sounds. 109 . number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. If <g> is blinking.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.or bright-light conditions. However. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. the information display will change. If flash is used or bulb is set. 110 . the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.

1 Press the <Q> button. In Creative Zone modes. the AF points will also be displayed. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. When <f> is selected. you can also set the white balance. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. function and set it. Picture Style. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. 111 . drive mode. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. and AF mode.

Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting.113). With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). During continuous shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning]. [u Live mode] (p. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. (camera power remains on). or [Quick mode] (p. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].139). AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. p.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. 112 . the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. Even while the Live View image is displayed. [7 Clear settings]. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off].118).167. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. you can display grid lines.]. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. 169). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.114).204) for Live View shooting. In Creative Zone modes. or [7 Firmware Ver. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. the Live View shooting will be terminated.

AF point 2 Move the AF point. press the <L> button. To return the AF point to the center. select [AF mode].118). While the Live View image is displayed.120). Under [6 Live View function settings]. Select the AF mode. 113 . you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. Press the <A> button.114). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. magnify the image. If you want to achieve precise focus. 1 Display the Live View image. and [Quick mode] (p. [u Live mode] (face detection. p. and focus manually (p. The AF point < > will appear. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. Also. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode.

Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. Have the target person face the camera. If multiple faces are detected. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. the AF point will turn orange. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. Press the <A> button. When focus is achieved. When a face is detected.Using AF to Focus the subject. <q> will be displayed. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. 114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. If focus is not achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. human faces are detected and focused. picture.108).

face detection will not be possible. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.108). the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. If a face cannot be detected. or partially hidden. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. the AF point will turn orange. When focus is achieved. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. If focus is not achieved.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. picture. When you press the <L> button. 115 . the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. If the focus is way off.113). halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. the <p> will be grayed out. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. titled horizontally or diagonally. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. too bright or too dark.

the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. the image will be magnified at the AF point. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. the focus might be off. In the u Live mode. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. 116 . If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. Even when focus has been achieved. return to the normal view and autofocus. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. then take the picture. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. If this happens.

Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects in low light. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. color. Extremely small subjects. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Under a light source whose brightness. Subjects strongly reflecting light. or pattern keeps changing. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. flat surfaces. 117 . Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). A special effects filter is used. Night scenes or points of light.

66). The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. 118 . The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Although you can focus the target area quickly.<Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Press the <A> button.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting.

4 Take thethe focus and exposure.Using AF to Focus the subject. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. picture.108). 119 . then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. The Live View image will turn off. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. The AF point used to focus will light in red. and AF will be executed. the reflex mirror will go back down. When focus is achieved.

1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus.the magnified image. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Each time you press the <u> button.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. picture. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. To return the magnifying frame to the center.108). press the <u> button to return to the normal view. the image. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. After achieving focus. 120 . 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. press the <L> button.

the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the screen might flicker. However. such as the sun. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. When you magnify the image. If the light source within the image changes. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. 121 . the image quality might degrade. If you point the camera in a different direction. If this happens. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. In low light. However. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.

stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. This is to prevent image degradation. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.) may appear. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. During the magnified view. 122 . dots of light. If you take the picture during magnified view. the exposure might not come out as desired. the image will be captured in the normal view. etc. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. noise (banding. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. Before taking a long exposure. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Even if you take the picture during magnified view.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used.191). Return to the normal view before taking the picture.

And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. 123 . the movie might not be recorded properly. To check the card’s read/write speed. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. the movie might not playback properly.

then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. During movie shooting. do not point the lens toward the sun. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. 124 . The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 2 Focus the subject. 169). to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. If necessary. press <A> again. the camera will focus with the current AF mode.113-120). Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. 3 Shooting the movie. When you press the shutter button halfway. To stop movie shooting. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. While the movie is being shot. The reflex mirror will make a sound. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p.movie.167.

left. press the <S> button. the top. 20 min. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting.97). the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. During movie shooting. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. 1 hr.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. 1 hr. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.16).. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.126) on the screen’s bottom left.131). you can set the exposure compensation. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. and aperture are set automatically. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. 125 . 40 min. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. size] setting (p.5mm dia. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded.16). bottom. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. If you use Movie crop. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. The ISO speed.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. shutter speed.

the information display will change. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. When movie shooting starts. 126 . Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

2 Select [Movie exposure]. . aperture. turn the <6> dial. and ISO speed for movie shooting. To set the shutter speed. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. 3 Select [Manual]. select exposure].k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. The reflex mirror will make a sound. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. then press <0>. To set the aperture.[Movie Under the [o] tab. Select [Manual]. then press <0>. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . . 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. the speed.1/30 sec. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 .1/60 sec. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.6400 127 .

a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. due to the drive of the lens aperture. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. With manual exposure shooting. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. With Auto ISO. shutter speed. to 1/125 sec. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. and aperture will not be displayed. will be recorded. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. 128 . The faster the shutter speed.173). AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. the shooting mode. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. is recommended. the movie image might flicker. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes.124).

Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . 1 sec.

When <f> is selected. and AF mode. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. Picture Style. function and set it. image-recording quality (for still photos). movierecording size. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 130 . Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. 1 Press the <Q> button.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Auto Lighting Optimizer. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. the AF points will also be displayed.

131 .Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. Also. Australia. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. etc. : Standard-definition recording quality. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.). Japan. China. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. in [Live mode]. etc. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Russia. Korea. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Mexico.). • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Still photos cannot be taken. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing.

59 sec. press the <A> button. 330 MB/min. AF during k When [Enable] is set. AF is possible during movie shooting. 132 . (A new movie file starts being recorded. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 330 MB/min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. [u Live mode]. or [Quick mode]. AF will be executed in Live mode. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). You can select [Live mode]. you can extract a still image from the movie. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 165 MB/min.000 pixels at [640x480]. 49 min. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 1 hr. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 49 min. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 39 min. and approx. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. approx. 12 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 300. However. 24 min. To start movie shooting again.

p. While holding down the <w> button. then press the transmit button. Press the <w> button for AE lock. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. still photo shooting will take effect. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. • AE/AF. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. press the <w> button. • AF/AF lock. For AF.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. press the <w> button. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. AE lock is not possible.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. 133 . Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. For AF. AE lock is not possible. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting.

6400. If [Enable] is set.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. and aperture for movie shooting (p. 134 . shutter speed. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.5mm dia. you can display grid lines. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. set this option to [Auto].16). The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. highlight detail will be improved. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .127). The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].

the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. you should set the IS switch to <2>. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. 135 . Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. If the indicator becomes full.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. If the card has a fast writing speed. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. the faster the indicator will climb upward.126) will be displayed in red. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. If you take still photos during movie shooting. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. The slower the card. First. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the movie shooting might stop.

When not shooting. The image quality of movies is not affected. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. 136 . If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. However. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. turn off the camera. 169) and shoot a movie. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. the sound will be properly recorded.167. If this happens. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. However. the movie shooting will stop automatically. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the image quality may be degraded. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting.

150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.153) 7 137 .138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Card Reminder (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.

During the image review. Under the [1] tab. select [Image review]. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. If [Off] is set. then press <0>. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. Select the desired review time. select [Beep]. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. the image display will end. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. and you cannot release the shutter. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. 138 . If [Hold] is set.

you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. To turn on the LCD monitor again. You can set this auto power-off time. then press <0>. select [Auto power off]. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. Under the [6] tab. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>. When checking the exposure of an image. Select the desired power-off time.. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. With the adjustment screen displayed. If [Off] has been set. select [LCD brightness]. 139 . then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. press the <B> button.

you should use a newly-formatted card each time. The available settings are described below.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.JPG. Even after you replace the card. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. Select one. select [File numbering]. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. If you want to use continuous file numbering. You can change how the file number is assigned. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. then press <0>. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. Under the [5] tab. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. then press <0>.

The extension will be “. Each time you replace the card. MOV” for movies. For both JPEG and RAW images.JPG” for JPEG images. for example. Replace it with a new card. If the file number in folder No. you should use a newly-formatted card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. When you reset the file numbering manually. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. the file numbering restarts from 0001. “. To restart the file numbering from 0001. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. After the manual reset. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. the file name will start with “IMG_”. 999 reaches 9999. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”.CR2” for RAW images.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. 141 . and “.

then playback the image. It will be rotated. Under the [5] tab. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. the image might not rotate for playback. The setting of this feature can be changed. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Set [OnPD]. Also. but the image does not rotate during playback. then press <0>. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. then press <0>. The available settings are described below. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Use the software provided with the camera instead. In such a case. 142 . if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Select one. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. select [Auto rotate]. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. On the camera’s LCD monitor. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. [OnPD] is set.

146) Date/Time (p.138) Auto power off (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.150) 143 . Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.101)/ WB bracketing (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.65) Auto rotate display (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.102) Live View shooting (p.96) WB correction (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.29) Beeper (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu. While the menu is displayed.

Fn)]. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. then press <0>. select [Clear settings].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 144 . then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. (C. 3 Select [OK]. 1 Select [Clear settings]. desired setting. then press <0>. select [Clear all Custom Func. Under the [7] tab. Select [OK]. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. select [Clear all camera settings].

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec.

Select [Screen color]. select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. Select [Disable].Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select [LCD auto off]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. Select the desired color. 146 . Under the [5] tab. When you exit the menu.

[Flash firing] Normally. If [Disable] is set. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. Under the [1] tab. [Built-in flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. set this to [Enable]. Select [Flash control]. Select [Built-in flash func. The flash control screen will appear. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. select [Flash control]. then press <0>. setting]. setting] and [External flash func. The flash functions will be displayed. setting] and [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. The functions displayed under [External flash func. setting] or [External flash func. setting] The [Built-in flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. 147 . both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire.

two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. With 2nd curtain sync. Shutter sync. For details. and [Wireless set.]. setting] and [External flash func. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. If [2nd curtain] is set. 148 . refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. * For other flash modes. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. Normally. and once immediately before the exposure ends. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). you can also set [Hi-speed].. [Zoom]. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. This is for advanced users. However. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. If an external Speedlite is attached. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. never do any of the following. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off. 154 . If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. • Setting the power switch to <2>. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. A brush can scratch the sensor. • Opening the card slot cover. Clean the sensor with care. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. If the power is cut off.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor.

Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 155 . 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.

The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 1 Playback the image. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. 4 images and one image displayed. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. When you press the <x> button. 3 Select the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. display. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. the last captured image will be displayed. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. 156 .

press the <V> key. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. On the single-image display. the jump method and current image location are indicated. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. then press <0>. by jumping. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. 1 Select the jump method. On the bottom right. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. 157 . Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. To change the jump method. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. turn the <6> dial. select either one to display only movies or stills. select [Date].

Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. A movie cannot be magnified. press the <u> button. If you hold down the <u> button. The image will be magnified. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnified area position around image. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. To exit the magnified display.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. 1 Magnify the image. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. 158 . the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. If you hold down the button. During image playback.

A movie cannot be rotated.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. 2 Select the image. Under the [3] tab. <0>.142) before taking vertical shots. press the <M> button. then press <0>. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. To exit and return to the menu. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. 159 . you need not rotate the image as described above. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. select [Rotate]. 3 Rotate the image. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. 1 Select [Rotate]. You can also select an image on the index display. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. repeat steps 2 and 3.

you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Playback on a TV set (p.k Enjoying Movies Basically. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. 160 . movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.167.

be sure it is compatible with MOV files. For details on commercially-available software.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). see the PDF file instruction manual. 161 . inquire the software maker. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. use a high-performance personal computer. For smooth movie playback.

4 Playback[7] (Play). Select The movie will start playing. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. Speaker the movie. 162 . During movie playback. During the index display. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. press On <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. For more details on the playback procedure. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. With the single-image display. <0>. As movies cannot be played on the index display. Press the <x> button to display the image. 3 Pressthe single-image display. see the next page. movie. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. then press <0>.

the still photo will be displayed for approx. If you hold down <0>. Displays the editing screen (p.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. Each time you press <0>. Displays the movie’s last frame. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. during the movie playback.167. During the single-image display. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 1 sec. If you hold down <0>. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. a single previous frame is displayed. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 169) to playback a movie. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.173). 30 min. the movie will play frame-byframe. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. it will fast forward the movie.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. Each time you press <0>.) 163 . 2 hr. it will rewind the movie. Displays the movie’s first frame.164).

To change the editing. 164 . Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. go back to step 2. increments. select [X]. increments (position indicated by [X]). be edited out. movie. After deciding which part to edit out. press <0>. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. 4 Save the[W]. If the card does not have enough room. then press <0>. select [Overwrite]. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). then press <0>.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. Then press <0>. [New file] will not be selectable. 1 On the movie playback screen. Select The save screen will appear. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). To cancel the editing. To save it as a new movie. select [New file]. 3 Check the edited movie. select [2] and press <0>. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. The editing screen will be displayed.

If you selected [iDate]. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Under the [3] tab.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. 1 Select [Slide show]. then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. then press <0>. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. The [Select date] screen will appear. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Press the <V> key to select the date. select [Slide show]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Then press <0>.

and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. you can press the <U> key to view another image. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. the slide show will start.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. The display time may vary depending on the image.] is displayed. During auto playback. press <0>. For still photos. auto power off will not take effect. see pages 167. During pause. 5 Quit the slide show. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. During pause. Press <0> again to resume the slide show.. To view the slide show on a TV set. During movie playback.. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. then press <0>. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. During the slide show. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. 169. Press then press <0>. then press the <M> button. press the <M> button. To pause the slide show. the key to select [Set up]. After [Loading image. 166 .

part of the image displayed might be cut off. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. * Depending on the TV set. To playback movies. turn off the camera and television.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. insert it into the <D> terminal.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. 167 . you can change the display format. By pressing the <B> button. see page 162. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. button. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen.

you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. then press the Enter button. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. then press <0>. Under the [4] tab. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI].Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. When you press the camera’s <x> button. then press <0>. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. In such a case. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. then press the Enter button. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. For a slide show. image. Then press the Enter button. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. 168 . The menu will appear. Doing so may cause a malfunction. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Press the / button to select an option. When the camera is connected to a TV set. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Enable].

Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. Certain TV sets. and use the camera to control the playback operation. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. If the video system format does not match the TV’s.) To playback movies. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. the images will not be displayed properly. In such a case. see the TV set’s instruction manual. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. 169 . video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. For details. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. may not operate properly. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. button. see page 162.

To cancel the image protection.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. Image protect icon protect it.172). To exit the image protection. 170 . When an image is protected. The protect setting screen will appear. the protected images will also be erased. To protect another image. press the <M> button. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. Under the [3] tab. you must first cancel the protection. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected.42). repeat step 2. then press <0>. The <K> icon will disappear. 1 Select [Protect images]. only the protected images will remain. press <0> again. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. If you format the card (p. select [Protect images]. If you erase all the images (p. then press <0>. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. Once an image is protected. To erase a protected image. The menu will reappear.

Under the [3] tab. Once an image is erased. press <0>. you can erase multiple images at one time. 1 Select [Erase images]. it cannot be recovered.170) will not be erased. protect them. Protected images (p. The Select [Erase]. 3 Erase the image. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. 2 Press the <L> button. then image displayed will be erased. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. select [Erase images]. 171 . Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. then press <0>.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch.

42). 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. The images will be displayed. press the <I> button. To also erase protected images. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. then press <0>. 172 . Select [Select and erase then press <0>. 4 Erase the images. To return to the single-image display. to be erased. press the <u> button. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To display the three-image display. Select [OK]. format the card (p. The selected images will be erased. Press the <L> button. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. all the images in the card will be erased.L Erasing Images images]. repeat step 3. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. To erase other images.

About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. the movie icon <k/ >. 173 . you can switch the shooting information display. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. * For movie files.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. recording size <A/B/C>.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. recording format <D>. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. <G> will be displayed. the 73 file size is displayed. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number .

The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. the color will be too saturated with no detail. If there are too many pixels on the left. the respective color information will be lacking. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. If there are too many pixels on the left. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the shadow detail will be lost. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). green. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. The more pixels there are toward the left. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. the darker the image. and blue). 174 . And the more pixels there are toward the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. the brighter the image. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. And if there are too many pixels on the right. the highlight detail will be lost. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the darker and less prominent the color.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. the brighter and denser the color. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. And the more pixels there are toward the right. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination.

The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. 9 175 .185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. etc.Printing Images Printing (p. quantity to print.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.

When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 4 Turn on the printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. up the printer. To connect to the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 176 . 2 SetFor details. Some printers may make a beeping sound.

3. 2. Press the <x> button to playback the image. For direct printing.184). If there is a long beeping sound in step 5.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 4 hours is possible. 177 . Before disconnecting the cable. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. Movies cannot be printed. To find out what’s wrong. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Press the < The image will appear. With a fully-charged battery. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. do the following: 1. 6 Playback thex> button. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. first turn off the camera and printer. Press <0>. select [Print]. it indicates a problem with the printer. make sure it is fully charged. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. printing up to approx. On the print setting screen.

and layout you have set are displayed. 0 2 Press <print>. 3 Select [Paper settings]. * Depending on the printer.then press Select [Paper settings]. 178 . Sets the paper size. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off.183). The paper size. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. type. Starts the printing. The paper settings screen will appear. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. see the printer’s instruction manual.180). Sets the quantity to be printed. and layout. For details. type. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. <0>. Some settings might not be available. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.setting screen will appear. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. Returns to the screen in step 1.

* From the Exif data. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. The print will have no borders. will be imprinted.185) will be printed. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. shutter speed. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. the camera name. the print will have borders. then press <0>. Option to print 2. ISO speed. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. 8. The paper type screen will appear. 179 . On A4 or Letter size paper. white balance. etc. lens name. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout.. 16. The page layout screen will appear. aperture. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. shooting mode. 4. exposure compensation amount. or 20 images on one sheet. then press <0>. 9. then press <0>. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. The print setting screen will reappear. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings.

No automatic correction will be applied. then press <0>. bluish blacks. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. Select the desired printing effect.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. yellowish blacks.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. If you any printing effects. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. you can also adjust the printing effect (p.need not set necessary. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Prints in black-and-white with cool.182). Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. go to step 5. 180 . No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. However. then press <0>. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. see the printer’s instruction manual. * When you change the printing effects. For details. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image noise is reduced before printing. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation.

necessary.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. Set the number of copies.183) will not be applied. (You cannot set the number of copies. With Easy printing. Set as desired. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. To stop the printing. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.) Also. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. you can print another image using the same settings. Select [Print].183) has been applied. all the settings will revert to the default. 181 . Select <R>. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. then press <0>. any trimming (p. then select [OK]. then press <0>. Just select the image and press the <l> button. If image tilt correction (p. it may take longer to print the image. 7 Start printing. then press <0>. Select <I>. then press <0>.144). With Easy printing. then press <0>. the number of copies will always be 1. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. Set as necessary.

B is for blue. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . use the <S> keys. 182 . the face will be brightened for printing. Red-eye corr. you can adjust the [Contrast].] effects will not show on the screen. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. When [On] is set. the red eye will be corrected for printing. To adjust the [Color balance]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. M is magenta. You can then adjust the printing effect. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. [Saturation]. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. [Color tone]. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. If you select [Clear all]. When you select [Detail set. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. and [Color balance]. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default.]. When [On] is set.127) or highlight level (128 .255). A is amber. select the printing effect. and G is green.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. press the <B> button.

select [Trimming]. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. 1 On the print setting screen. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. The smaller the trimming frame. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. the size of the trimming frame will change. The print setting screen will reappear. 183 .5-degree increments. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. you may have to set the trimming again. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. position. and aspect ratio. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. Do the trimming right before printing. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. When you adjust the image tilt. 2 Set the trimming frame size.

After fixing the problem. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Press <0> to stop printing. no paper. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. 184 . and check the waste ink tank. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.wPrinting Depending on the printer. resume printing. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. etc. the grainier the picture will look on the print. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. If you look at the image on a TV screen. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. see the printer’s instruction manual. The smaller you make the trimming frame. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. For details on how to fix a printing problem. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. For details on resuming the printing. While trimming the image.

then press <0>. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. Select the desired setting.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. and [File No. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. the option as desired. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [Print order]. [Print type] [Date] [File No. Under the [3] tab. and file No. Select the option to be set. (They cannot be set individually for each image. [Date]. Select [Set up].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. then press <0>. imprinting. 2 Select [Set up].]. date imprinting.] 185 .

Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. the print order may not be possible. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. Also. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Even if [Date] and [File No. Next. When printing with DPOF. depending on the image type. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. 4 Exit the setting. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Press the <7> button. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. on the print. If this happens with your printer. the date or file No. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. [On] imprints the file No. select [Sel. 186 . you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. With [Index] prints. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. both the [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On].] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. The print order screen will reappear. Prints both the standard and index prints.

Even if you select “All image”. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. 187 . press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. press the <u> button. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. To return to the single-image display. press the <I> button. When using a PictBridge printer. all the images might not be printed.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel.Image Select and order images one by one. After completing the print order. If you select [Clear all on card]. If you specify more than this. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. print no more than 400 images for one print order. To display the three-image display.

W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. be sure to set the paper size.178) Set the printing effects (p. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. [Manual] cannot be selected. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. 1 Prepare to print. 3 Select [Print].180) if necessary. see page 184. If [Bordered] is set. the card’s remaining capacity was low. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. Before printing. select [Print order]. If a problem occurs during printing. 5 Select [OK]. See page 176. you can easily print images with DPOF. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. select [Resume]. • When you set the index. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Depending on the printer. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. (p. 188 . 4 Set the [Paper settings]. 2 Under the [3] tab. • When you paused the printing. Under [Adjust levels]. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border.

Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.

. Under the [7] tab. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired.Fn)]. setting. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. Press to select the setting (number). Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)]. 4 Exit the the <M> button. At the bottom of the screen. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. then press <0>. Custom Function No. then press <0>. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. select [Custom Functions (C. (C. 190 . Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.144).

197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting. (Settings are disabled.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.194 p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.196 p.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.195 k C.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync. C.194 k k k C.195 p.) 191 .Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.193 p. speed in Av mode p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the desired items. then press <0>. Then press <0>. Menu]. Under the [9] tab. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. 198 . With [z] displayed. then Select [Register to My press <0>. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. You can register up to six items in My Menu. then press <0>. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. select [My Menu settings]. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then Select press <0>. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. press the <M> button. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. To return to the screen in step 2. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. On the confirmation dialog. press the <V> key to change the order. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change.

select [Copyright information].3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. then press <0>. option. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. Select [Display copyright info. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. press the After <M> button to exit.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 3 Enter text. Under the [7] tab. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. setting.] to check the copyright information currently set. 199 . The text entry screen will appear. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 4 Exit theentering the text. then press <0>. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details].

Entering text In the bottom area. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. press the <S> key to select a character. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). 200 . press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. then press <0> to enter it.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Exiting After completing the text entry. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. 11 201 .Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. etc. system accessories.

For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.6 or smaller (larger f/number). etc. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc. computer keyboards.) In such cases. 202 . For details. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. see the Extender’s instruction manual.48).) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. etc. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. solid-color walls.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see page 117.

1 Connect the power cord. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. unplug the power plug from the power outlet.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). After using the camera. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. 203 . Close the cover. the DC cord.

try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.4 feet from the camera. The camera will autofocus. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. 204 .Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. delay.71). Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. When focus is achieved. During wireless remote control.

To prevent this.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.23) attached to the camera strap. 205 . use the eyepiece cover (p. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. eyepiece cover. 1 Remove the eyecup.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder.

setting]. 206 . If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. the flash will fire at full output only. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. For detailed instructions.] can be set for [External flash func.] to be set. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. only [Flash exp. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.147). almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . In other words.

non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. the flash can be fired at full output only. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. shoot in the manual flash mode. or slower. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. 207 . Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. It might not fire.

[Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). please check with the card manufacturer. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings].Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. please check with the card manufacturer. Without approval.] to Press <0>. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 208 . 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. If you set [Disable]. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. then press <0>. 4 Display the connection information. use of the card is not permitted. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. transmission. then press <0>. (p. Select [Connection info. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. To set up. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. set [Enable].]. then press <0>. select settings]. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I).

Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. auto power off will not take effect. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. During the image transfer.] is set to [Disable]. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. If the image transfer does not work. 209 . Because of the transmission function. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. airports. The battery power will be consumed faster. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point.58). Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. 6 Take the picture. see the card’s instruction manual. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. Even if [Eye-Fi trans.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. Turn the camera off and on again. For transferred images. it may still transmit a signal. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. For details. In hospitals. is displayed in the detailed information display (p.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*5: On the movie shooting mode menu. [Remote control] can be set. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. 211 .

[y] Shooting 3. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. / 4 sec.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. 2. [7] Set-up 3. / 8 sec. 1.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 212 .

6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 2 min. / 1 min. 1600 / Max. 213 . 3200 / Max. 800 / Max. / 8 min. 400 / Max. / 4 min. / 15 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used.

) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. (C.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . month.. sec. min. day) and time (hour.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.

/ 30 sec. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. / 16 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. comp. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. The [y] Shooting 3. Under the [2] tab. / 10 min. Live View function settings 215 . [7] Set-up 3.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. the [Expo. no AE lock / AE/AF./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp.]. / 1 min. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. / 30 min. WB Shift/BKT. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.24). If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. the power will turn off automatically. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. When the image recording is completed.26).26).Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If there is a problem with the battery charger. If this happens. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center.44). Press the <B> button (p. 218 . disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. Recharge the battery (p. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.31). Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.

33).36. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. To prevent camera shake. Auto power off is in effect. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. press the shutter button gently (p. The card is not properly inserted (p.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. Purchase a new one.31). 171). Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.31).24). Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.31. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. If the card is full. 123). the number of possible shots will decrease. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. 37). set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. The image is out of focus. 69). set the IS switch to <1>.107. a picture cannot be taken. The camera turns off by itself. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. 219 . The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.37. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. or focus manually (p.

If a card error message is displayed.Fn)] menu. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. This also applies to movie shooting (p. ISO 100 can be set (p. ISO 100 cannot be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. see page 42 or 224.Fn)] menu. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set.194). the shutter speed becomes slow.134). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used.194). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. If it is set to [Strong]. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.134). If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.193). This also applies to movie shooting (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].192). 220 . ISO 100 cannot be set. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. [Low]. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. etc. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When I use the <f> mode with flash. or [Disable]. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72.).

Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. This is normal. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. 59 sec. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. movie shooting may stop automatically. When a movie is played. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. camera operation noise can be heard. movie shooting will stop automatically. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. If the card’s writing speed is slow.. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. etc.109).135). To find out the card’s read/write speed. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you use flash. 221 . The movie shooting terminates by itself.

Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image.170). The menu screen shows few tabs and options. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. it cannot be erased (p. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. use a soft cloth to clean it. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. the first character will be an underscore (p.140).96).40). In low or high temperatures. If the LCD monitor is dirty. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. If you use a card which already has images recorded. Set the color space to sRGB. If Adobe RGB is set. If the image has been protected. The image cannot be erased. It will return to normal at room temperature. 222 . The file numbering does not start from 0001. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.

What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. The card reader does not detect the card.169). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. No image appears on the TV screen. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.180).Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.167. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. In such a case. 223 . The correct date and time has not been set (p.214). The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). 169). Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual.29). Depending on the card reader and computer OS used.

or format the card (p. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 42). Operate the power switch (p. Card cannot be accessed. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Clean the lens contacts. The built-in flash could not be raised. or use a Canon lens (p. Operate the power switch (p. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Follow the onscreen instructions. Turn the camera off and 30.27). 04 Replace the card. 40. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty.27. 01 02 05 224 . 20. replace the card.27). Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. or format the card (p. 42). remove and install the battery pack 70. on again or re-install the battery. Operate the power switch. Replace card.31. 60. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center.31. erase unnecessary images. Remove and insert the card again. 26) * If the error still persists. If there is a problem with the camera. 50. 10. Countermeasures No. 171. 16).13. an error message will appear.Error Codes Error No. write down the error No. Turn the camera off and on again. 80 again. Turn the camera off and on again. Cannot save images because card is full.

Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. White fluorescent light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. SDXC memory card 22.3 Auto. 1. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 1 . Faithful. 18. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Monochrome. SDHC memory card. 4. 17. single-lens reflex.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Landscape.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Preset (Daylight. Shade. Portrait.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx.3 x 14. 8. Cloudy. Neutral. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. User Def. Tungsten light.0 JPEG. Flash). Manual.

or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. ISO 100 . Portrait.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . AI Servo AF. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . Sports. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. Night Portrait. depth-of-field AE.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. Creative Auto. 95% Magnification: Approx. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.5 . Close-up.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . 0.+1. Landscape.6400 Auto. Program). aperture-priority AE. AI Focus AF. Flash Off. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. shutter-priority AE.0 .4 USM lens.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.

delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . Available range varies by shooting mode. self-timer with 10sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.: 13/43 (ISO 100.. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.4 USM lens. 3 sec.7 shots/sec. delay and 10-sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. to 30 sec. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. 3. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . approx.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. bulb (Total shutter speed range.) • Flash Retractable. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. or 2-sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. continuous shooting. (Full Auto mode). to 1/60 sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Max. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. X-sync at 1/200 sec. 1/4000 sec.

Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 50p: 50. 165 MB/min.4 USM lens. 25p: 25.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 1.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 24p: 23.97 fps.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 330 MB/min.976 fps.6400 (in whole-stop increments). ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 165 MB/min. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.94 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.04 million dots Approx.00 fps. 330 MB/min. 60p: 59. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.

stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. by movie. 9-image index. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. 1. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.5mm dia. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 4-image index. Single image + Info (Basic info.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). approx. detailed info. histogram). jump by 10 or 100 images. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. approx. video/audio OUT.10x Image browsing methods: Single image.5x . size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. by shooting date.

8 x 97.40°C / 43°F .8 oz.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .40°C / 43°F .6 x 2. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .5 x 75.2 in.1 x 3. 82 g / 2.3 mm / 5.8 x 3.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. 530 g / 18. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.4 in.5 x 0.7 oz.2 mm / 1.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .40°C / 32°F .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. 82 g / 2.8 oz. 475 g / 16.7 x 1. Weight: Approx.9 oz.7 x 1.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .4 in. Approx.4 x 55.1 x 3.1 x 15. Approx. Weight: Approx.5 mm / 2. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 . (CIPA testing standards) Approx.0 in.5 mm / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .40°C / 32°F .104°F During shooting: 0°C .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.9 oz. 52 g / 1.40°C / 43°F .1 x 3.

4 in.5-5.0 in. 200 g / 7.8 in.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . (327 x 503 mm / 12. 231 . diameter x length: 75.9 x 19.0 oz.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .61 ft. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.49 m / 1.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.48 ft.45 m / 1. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . Weight: Approx.0 x 4.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .67 x 45 mm / 8.36 Closest focusing distance: 0. (at 0.25 m / 0.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.1 x 5.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. (75 x 112 mm / 3. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.1 oz. (From image sensor plane) Max. 455 g / 16.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.5-5. consult the respective lens maker.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .2.6 x 1. magnification: 0.8 in.3 .25 m / 0. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.82 ft.7 x 2.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .5 x 70 mm / 2.4 x 101 mm / 3.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. diameter x length: 68.0 x 4.82 ft. magnification: 0. Weight: Approx.8 in.

LLC. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. HDMI logo.. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.g. HDMI. 232 .0 and Exif 2. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. in the United States and other countries. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. etc.21 (also called “Exif Print”). About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.” * Notice displayed in English as required.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.

skin. remove it immediately. chemical leakage. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. keep at least 1 meter away. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. excessive heat.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C .40°C (32°F . changes color. This is to prevent electrical shock. consult a physician immediately.Do not short-circuit. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. Also. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. Be careful not to get burned in the process. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. and explosions. If a child swallows the battery. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. disassemble. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. death. 233 .Do not use any batteries. connecting cables.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. skin. or emits smoke or fumes. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car.104°F). accessories. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. or clothing. power sources. When using flash to photograph an infant. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. It may impair the person’s vision. deforms. .Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. and fire. etc. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. do not exceed the recharging time. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. and clothing. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. • If excessive heat. and material damage. It can cause blindness or skin problems. . flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. and accessories not specified in this booklet. smoke. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. . • During the recharging. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. . See a physician immediately.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. heat generation. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. follow the safeguards below: . It may cause an accident.

• Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Doing so may damage your vision. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. Also do not twist or tie the cords. . Otherwise. cut. If the surrounding is dusty. . • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. 234 . Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center.When unplugging a power plug. check if it is allowed. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. .Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. or oily.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. • Do not use paint thinner. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. . Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. follow the safeguards below: . do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. . • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod.Do not scratch. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Always insert the power plug all the way in. benzene. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. humid. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. Doing so may cause injury. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment.

this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Cd = Cadmium. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.com/environment.European Union (and EEA) only.canon-europe. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. please contact your local city office. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point..g. For more information about the recycling of this product. waste authority. e. (EEA: Norway. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. in accordance with the Battery Directive.

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..........148 2-sec........... 123 SDHC/SDXC. 92 Continuous shooting.......... 93 Built-in flash........................................or 9-image index display................. 31 Card reminder ................................160............ 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)......Index 1280x720 .................................... 31. 138 Black-and-white image ..71 4.... 64........................ 216 Beeper..........76 Basic Zone modes ... 3........................... 144 Holding the camera.......................................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer.................... 143 Camera shake ..................... 96 Color temperature .................85 Adobe RGB............ 13.160...... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ......... 36 Settings display.......... 92 A A/V OUT................................................. 160........80 B B/W (Monochrome)....... 52 Color space ....................................20 Battery → Power 237 ......... 208 Format.............. 138 Eye-Fi....................96 AE lock...........................67 AI Servo AF............... 167....................................................................................................67 Aperture-priority AE ................................ 224 SD speed class .....................................37 Card........................148 2nd-curtain sync... 169 Access lamp.............................. 134 AEB.................................. 169 Camera Camera shake.............................................................................................. 79.... 70 Contrast...89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)................ 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ......... 99 Color tone.................... 35 ................................. 84 C C (Creative Auto) ........................................ 112...67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ... 76.......... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off................................................................................................131 1920x1080 .............45............97.....80 Audio/video OUT............................... 55 Cable ........... 2. 32.......................156 640x480 ...................................................131 Battery Grip ...................... 2 Center-weighted average metering ........................ 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)................................131 1st-curtain sync.................. 82 Bulb ............. self-timer ...27....... 106 Clear settings ........... 42 Problem...................................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).....

.................. 77 Digital terminal .............. 120 Out of focus ..23...... 117............ 48 Focus mode switch ..... 33....... 202 Recompose... 65 Flash exposure compensation ..... 206 FE lock.......... 88 Focus confirmation light .................................. 47.............................................. 98 Flash exposure compensation........................................................141 External Speedlite........................................................... 93 Firmware Ver..... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)................. 117.............. 140 File size ........... 202 Manual focusing...... 192 Menu setting ........ 49.............. 206 Eye-Fi card ................... 56 Flash-sync speed................191 File number ..... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ................ 47........................ 123......................... 131 Full Auto .................... 113 AF point selection ...................... 147...................... 160 D Date/Time ....190 List.. 194 Beeper ................................................ .............................16................................151 E Erase (image) .......... 71 Dust Delete Data ..........................................................98 238 .................................................Index Copyright information.................... 148 Built-in flash ...............................86 Exposure compensation .... 68 AF-assist beam....36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF........... 46 Focus lock ............55 Creative Zone modes ....208 Eyepiece cover ......................................................................190 Clear all .................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ....................................................................................... 64 2nd-curtain sync .... 69 Focusing AF mode ...........................................224 Evaluative metering ...............185 Drive mode ................ 64 External Speedlite......70................................171 Error codes ..176 Dioptric adjustment . 72.......20 Custom Functions......82 Dial......199 Creative Auto .... 132............................. 64 Custom Functions........................................................................... 48 Format (card initialization). 147 Red-eye reduction ......................................... 131.............147...............203 Depth-of-field preview................. 149 Effective range .... 214 Flash ..............................................29 DC coupler...................87 Extension .......... 88 Flash off .................................. 69.............. 42 Frame rate..................................... 46 Full HD ....................................76 FE lock........................... 66.114 Faithful .... 131 Full High-Definition......................

.......................... 159 Shooting information......................................... 146 Brightness adjustment .......................................................................... 20 Image-recording quality....................174 Index......34 Landscape........173 Histogram ............ 13 Auto off...................35 Attaching/Detaching ................. 33 ....................58.................................. 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ....131.................. 167 Image area............. 197 Image Zone ............ 75 Language selection ............................................................ 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.....157 Magnified view.........171 Highlight alert... 167 Highlight alert ........ 63 ISO expansion ................ 138 Image verification data ........... 40 Screen color............................170 Rotate ......................................... 63 G Grid display ........96 Image Auto playback ..................................................... 160.............................................158 Playback .................................................. 104 Live mode (AF)....................................... 44 Image playback. 21....................................................210 Image dust prevention................................................112................. 51........................ 156 ISO speed .......... 113 239 .......................................................................... 58.......................................173 Highlight tone priority ................ 155 Menu screen .............................173 Highlight detail loss .................. 72 Jump display ........ 155 Protect .......................................................203 J JPEG ................110.....156 Jump display (Image browsing)........ 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ..........Index Function availability table.....160....................160....... 62 Auto............................ 146 Shooting settings display ............... 134 H HDMI.... 18 Lens. 157 L I ICC profile ................... 72 Index display .......................... 173 View on TV .......... 151 Image review time ............................................... 139 Display switching .... 30 LCD monitor ....62.......174 Household power ..........142..................165 Erase ... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .168 High-Definition ..........

...............................113 Grid display ... 66 One-Shot AF ...................... 66 P P (Program AE)................... 123 Sound recording ... 127 Manual focusing............................... 84..........................40 Metering mode.... 74.............134 Mirror lockup ....42.212 My Menu.107 Focusing.. 131........ 76 Night Portrait ........83...................69.........................Index Live View shooting....................... 193 Long exposure ................................ 70....83 Magnified view .. 193 Nomenclature..........120.. 134 Still photo shooting............................................ 132 Shooting. 160.... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ...........76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .................. 16 ................................................................................................. 131 Manual exposure shooting....................... 195 Mode Dial.......................... 131.................................................................................. 54 Night scene .............. 167 My Menu ........ 134 MF (Manual focusing) ......69..................................................................................... 43 M M (Manual exposure)..112 Possible shots ...........198 Setting operation .................................................................................. 132 Frame rate ......................20 Monochrome..................... 164 Enjoying .................................. 131 Playback ..................................218 Manual exposure . 129 View on TV ...... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format........ 160 File size.......................... 120 Maximum burst ...................................22 NTSC ....... 60 PAL......................... 127 Movie crop ........................................................ 198 N Neutral.......112..............................................106.. 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed .......... 120 Microphone ................................. 214 240 ......... 131 Recording time....... 162 Recording size .....................................86 Metering timer........................... 158 Malfunction .......................................................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .....

....170 R RAW ............ 182 Tilt correction .. 24 Red-eye reduction ................. 75 Possible shots.................. 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .............28 Household power..72 Playback ....................................................27 Printing.....................................38 Quick mode (AF)........................... 65 Release shutter without card............... 155 Portrait ........................................ 71...203 Possible shots ........................61 Protect (image erase-protection)..............38 Quick Control screen .......................185 Printing effects ...... 133...........................24 Switch ...............178 Partial metering.... 54.......................................................118 241 ..... 150.... 126.....27............. 204 Revert to default settings................. 142...........104 PictBridge......................................................... 57............................................91 Selection...................... 139 Battery check..................179 Print Order (DPOF)...... 93 Sharpness .......Index Paper settings (printing).................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome). 233 Saturation ...........176 Page layout.183 Program AE ........................................... 27............ 71 Sensor cleaning......... 144 Rotate (image)................ 110..........28....86 Peripheral illumination correction ............................................................................. 159 S Safety warnings..........................74 Recharge......... 72 ..........58...........................28..175 Picture Style Adjustment......183 Trimming.........60 Program shift ............ 92 Shooting information display .......................50......................................... 109 Power Auto power off ...180............................................................................94 Pixels ..................................................74 RAW+JPEG...179 Paper settings..... 72 ....... 109 Recharge ........................................................................ 31 Remote control shooting........75 User defined ............................................ 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ...........

...........................................................75 Stopped-down aperture ..23 System map...............................78 P (Program AE) ........................... 99 Bracketing.....162 Sports...................46 7 (Flash Off) ....86 sRGB .............................................50 3 (Landscape) ...93 Trimming (printing)...............53 6 (Night Portrait) .......................................... 214 View on TV......................82 Strap .........................................165 Sound recording .. 78 V Video system.........52 5 (Sports).85 M (Manual exposure) ............................................................123 Shooting settings display .............49 2 (Portrait) ................. 169....................................................... 101 Custom ......... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ...........................................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..... 102 Correction ............................54 k (Movie shooting)....................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)........................................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .........................................................................................................................53 Spot metering................96 Standard ................37 Shutter-priority AE ............................ 99 Personal............55 1 (Full Auto)........... 19 Dioptric adjustment ................. 160...................134 Speaker....... 167 Viewfinder .....................................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) .......................................78 Slide show ......Index Shooting mode......................................................60 C (Creative Auto) ....................................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ...............18 Shutter button .................51 4 (Close-up) ........183 242 ................................. 100 T Tone priority ..................... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ........................

.............Creative Zone Modes ............Z: ISO Speed ..Custom Functions .A Live View Shooting..................................256 Installing the Software .Picture Style ..250 p...254 p...Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ....S AF Point ......255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .........249 p..p.........p......259 243 ........E: AF Mode.......254 p.....257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .........Using the Built-in Flash.......f: Aperture-priority AE...........k Shooting Movies .........251 p....................245 p.249 p.......250 p......244 p....Q Quick Control Screen ..Image-recording Quality .....................................250 p......246 p...............246 p..........................Image Playback .........253 p...................................p..i Drive Mode ..s: Shutter-priority AE ......Basic Zone Modes ..247 p...............d: Program AE ........Nomenclature .250 p................252 p..251 p.p......252 p.........

After setting the item. 4. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Press <0> to display the setting. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2. then press the <V> key to select the desired item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. press <0>. 3.

you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear. then turn the <6> dial to set it.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. press the <Q> button. 245 . Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).

For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. then press <0>. then press <0>. see the camera’s instruction manual. Black-and-white images. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. 246 . Press the <U> key to select the quality.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

then shoot. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes).) Press the <Q> button. and the camera does the rest. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. 249 . Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. then press the <S> key to select the function. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. You just press the shutter button.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically.

then focus the subject. The aperture will be set automatically. then focus the subject. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. The shutter speed will be set automatically. 250 . Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. If the aperture display blinks. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If the shutter speed display blinks.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways.

Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. 251 . then press <0>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <ZE> button. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. While looking at the viewfinder.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>.

i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. When you press the shutter button halfway. 252 . then press <0>. the ISO speed is set automatically. When “AUTO” is selected. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed setting will be displayed.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button.

Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. To change the Live View settings. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx.

Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To shoot still photos. press <A> again. To stop movie shooting. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press the shutter button. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. 256 . You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view.

3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. If not necessary. remove the CD. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. To download images from the cameras. 5 Once your computer has restarted. 257 .Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). the window for Step 4 appears. The software will not be installed correctly. uninstall the software. 4 Click [Restart]. B When installation ends.

6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. uninstall the software.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Finish]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 258 .4 . On your computer’s desktop. If not necessary. When installation ends. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 5 Remove the CD. 3 Click [Install] to start installation.10. To download images from the cameras.

Double-click the START.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 2 Open the CD. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Acrobat Reader (version 6. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. Double-click on the CD icon.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 259 . Then select your language. Then select your language. Acrobat Reader (version 6. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh.pdf files. 2 Open the CD. 3 Double-click the START.pdf files. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. To save the PDF manual to your computer.

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